Georgia Walker -- a Kansas City woman who participated in a simulated ordination to become a Roman Catholic priest on January 3 -- has been excommunicated by the Church, the Christian Today website reports today (January 17, 2015).
Bishop Robert Finn, of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City, sent a letter on January 7 informing Walker of her automatic excommunication due to her participation of a ceremony not recognized by the Vatican.
"What the official church does to me is not relevant," Walker said. "They can't take away my baptism, they can't take away my calling to the priesthood. All they can do is deny me their sacraments."
The diocese denies the ordination of Walker, stating that priesthood is passed down through bishops and can only be conferred to men. Walker satisfies neither requirement.